You can prevent the bed bugs from climbing up your bed frame by adding bed bug interceptors underneath the legs of the bed. The interceptors won't kill the bed bugs but they will at least serve two important purposes. First, they will help trap some of the bed bugs.
The bug spray you wear to avoid mosquito bites won't help you at all with bed bugs. You could purchase a small canister of bed bug spray, but it comes with downsides. Most sprays on the market don't kill bed bugs; they only repel them.
If there is a known problem with bed bugs in the office or school, consider storing your belongings in a plastic bin. Be vigilant in areas where bed bugs are most likely to be found, which include break rooms, storage areas (coat closets or cubbies), offices or lounges with upholstered furniture, or areas where people may rest.
Thorough vacuuming can get rid of some of your bed bugs. Carefully vacuum rugs, floors, upholstered furniture, bed frames, under beds, around bed legs, and all cracks and crevices around the room. Change the bag after each use so the bed bugs can't escape. Place the used bag in a tightly sealed plastic bag and in an outside garbage bin.
Bed bug traps are readily available in the market or you could even make one at home. Place the trap around the beds' legs so the bugs get trapped inside it and are unable to come out. Then remove the bed bugs from your home. Traps use dry ice or CO2, which fools the bugs into mistaking it for humans.
Protect your home by checking your mattress regularly and always check your home after visitors leave. Prevent bed bugs from entering your home after travelling and inspect your hotel bed, dresser, and luggage rack. Follow our guide to stop a bed bug infestation before it starts.